Whenever my mom is in town, I always like to take advantage of her amazing sewing skills.
Okay, "Take advantage of" sounds a bit selfish.
What I mean is, I always beg her to teach me more about sewing.
I had a vision in my head of a special birthday present I wanted to make for a good friend of mine.
I knew my mom could help me make that vision a reality.
Here is the reality.....
It seemed like such a simple project to me. It didn't turn out to be quite as simple as I anticipated,
but it involved fairly simple sewing skills and it took my mom and I about one hour to complete.
I must admit, I was basically her assistant on this project.
I did the designing, cutting and watching, she did the sewing.
We lined it with this leftover wool fabric I had on hand.
Look familiar? It was also used to cover these wingback chairs.
And I used some to make this ruffle wreath.
My friend is hard to buy for (even though she would disagree).
I knew she would appreciate a handmade gift.
I gave it to her on Monday and she loved it (or at least she said she did). ha ha.
It took the front of a felted wool sweater to make the wristlet.
I already have the back of the sweater cut out and ready to go.
Now that I know how to make one, I think I'll give it a shot on my own.